CA Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Require Gun Owners to Get Liability Insurance

February 6 2013
by Dan Cannon
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From Fox News, Democratic lawmakers proposed legislation Tuesday that would require California gun owners to buy liability insurance to cover damages or injuries caused by their weapons.

“I was moved, like many others, being the father of two young children, by the Sandy Hook incident and looking for constructive ways to manage gun violence here in California as well as the rest of the country,” said Assemblyman Philip Ting of San Francisco, who introduced AB231 along with Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez of Los Angeles. “There’s basically a cost that is born by the taxpayers when accidents occur. … I don’t think that taxpayers should be footing those bills.”

The bill would require anyone purchasing a weapon to present proof of insurance as part of California’s already lengthy gun buying process.

Similar bills have been introduced in Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and New York.

Sounds like more violations of “Shall not be infringed” to us.

Dan Cannon

Dan Cannon

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